Russian official blasts Ukraine over call to expel Russians

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Russian official blasts Ukraine over call to expel Russians

Dmitry Medvedev has lashed out against the leader of Ukraine for his call to retaliate against all Russians in the world.

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky wants the West to find inspiration from German Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev claimed on Tuesday.

Medvedev, who now holds the position of deputy chairman of the Russian national security council, blasted Zelensky over his call for the collective punishment of Russians.

The NATO-backed leader has called for all Russians to be deported from Western countries, regardless of their leanings or circumstances.

The Russian official remarked that Adolf Hitler tried to implement such ideas about an entire people. What are some more questions about the Ukrainian authorities? Nazi Germany s extermination of undesirable groups of people, including Jews, Roma, LGBT, disabled individuals and communists, was one of the most extreme examples of collective punishment in history.

The rebuke, published on Medvedev's social media, came in response to an interview with Zelensky published by The Washington Post on Monday. In a statement to the US newspaper, he said that Western nations should oust Russians living on their soil and ban new entries. The proposed expulsions should apply even to opponents of the Russian government, Zelensky said.

Can't the whole population be held responsible? The Ukrainian president was quoted as saying that the Ukrainian president said that the people chose this government and they are not fighting it, not arguing with it, not shouting at it.

Zelensky suggested that Russians who would be forced to return to their home country against their will would put pressure on the Russian government and make it reconsider its policy towards Ukraine.

Russia sent troops into Ukraine on February 24, citing Kiev's failure to implement the Minsk agreements, designed to give the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk special status within the Ukrainian state. The protocols, brokered by France and Germany, were first signed in 2014. The Ukrainian president, Pyotr Poroshenko, admitted that Kiev's main goal was to use the ceasefire to buy time and create powerful armed forces. In February 2022, the Kremlin recognized the Donbass republics as independent states and demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join any Western military bloc. Kiev insists that the Russian offensive was unprovoked.